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What is an epistemic qualification?



An epistemic qualification is a signal of the degree of certainty the speaker has for the proposition expressed by his or her utterance.

Examples (English)

Here are some examples of epistemic qualifications:

  Here are some kinds of epistemic qualification:

Caton 1981:87–88

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